Happy Monday Lovelies!
I sit her thinking about who I was a year ago. What I went through. How strong I have become. What goals I have achieved. I sit here and I smile to myself because I’m happy with the path that I am on at this moment. Last year was, well to put it mildly a shit one for me. Things weren’t panning out the way I wanted them to, they were falling apart, I was drowning in what I thought was failure. One day I woke up and I knew I had two options, sit here in self pity and let things get worse, or man the fudge up, take action, grab the bull by its horns and KICK this ruts butt! I’ve never looked back, while unless it’s to remind myself of how bad ass I can actually be.
Nothing in life is certain, 70% of the time things don’t work out the way we want and that’s ok. Sometimes in life you have to be thrown challenges to get you going again. With no obstacles to tackle, life becomes boring. Although last year’s challenge broke me, it also built me up again. I feel sure about myself, I finally feel like I know me and understand me. So on this motivational Monday I ask you to take some time out, every once in a while to self reflect. And please don’t come to me with the BS of “I don’t have time” because you do have time. You choose not to have time. Self reflect while driving to and from work, while running, taking the dogs for a walk, taking a shower/bath – I can honestly keep going. We become so concerned with what is going on around us, that we lose sight of what is going on inside us. That’s when people start to crack and lose themselves. That’s when life starts to feel overwhelming. Once a week, I give myself some time to reflect on the current situations in my life. How I’ve handled them, could I handle them better, how they are making me feel and ultimately is it actually adding value to my life. I also ask myself the very important question, “Am I happy?” If there is a small freckle of doubt, then address the situation then. What needs to change to get me back up to that happy place. I came across an article, a while back, it was about the seven rules of life. Since that day, have tried my absolute best to stick to these seven rules. I’m hoping by sharing them with you, they will stick with you, like they have with me (I sadly can’t find the actual article but it went something like this):
1. Time heals all wounds, there is no rush. One day at a time.
2. Stop caring about what others think about you. The most important thing is what you think of yourself.
3. In order to move forward in life you have to stop living in the past, stop letting it control you. If you let it consume you, you will miss out on the things happening in the present.
4. “Overthinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t even there.” It’s perfectly fine not have have the answers right this second, they will come eventually and it will all make sense.
5. “Comparison is the thief of joy.” The more you compare yourself to others, the unhappier you will be. You have no idea what their journey has been like to get to where they are, enjoy your own journey.
6. No one in this world is in charge of you happiness, expect for you!
7. Don’t forget to smile. Life could be much worse.
And so there they are. The seven basic rules to a happier more fulfilled life. Stop being so hard on yourself, stop thinking you have to achieve all your goals right now. Enjoy the process, it might not always be a fun one but there is always a lesson to be learned. The only way we will grow is by learning. That’s my motivation for today and I hope it helps.
Today’s outfit is my go to. Casual and Comfy are my middle names. I love dressing up, don’t get me wrong but I love being comfortable more. I went shopping with a friend and found these ripped jeans with floral print on them in Zara and I feel in love. I have dressed these jeans up with a pair of nude heels, however today I decided on super casual vibes. I paired them with this super soft tee from H&M, I love the color and slipped on some dusty pink pumps. I adore the detail on them and again the color is just to die for.
That’s that from me today lovelies, let me know if you enjoy reading posts like this. Some good ol’ motivation or should I just shut up, leave it to the professionals and talk strictly fashion (which I haven’t done in a while – I know, I suck).
Wishing you an incredible day, stay fabulous! And remember some day will you look back and understand why it all happened the way it did.
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